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nzoom “Up There With The Best In The World”

PRESS RELEASE
Friday 17 November 2000


nzoom “UP THERE WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD”

nzoom.com - the homepage for New Zealanders won New Zealand's Website of the Year award at last night's Netguide magazine internet awards.

TVNZ’s "nzoom" site was the also joint winner in the Best News site category and finalist in Best Portal and Best Travel sites.

The awards were judged by a panel of international judges, including representatives from Yahoo and Telstra Big Pond. The judges said, “The breadth, clarity, design, original content and added value features (especially the multimedia options) edged nzoom.com ahead of the other contenders. Each time we returned to the site there was another facet we noticed and liked. It is up there with the best in the world.”

They were equally impressed with nzoom’s news site, “We rated nzoom,com highest for indepth coverage and depth of world news including updates, and the site had the added bonus of multimedia ability which set it apart from the others,” they said.

nzoom.com aims to be a window to the internet world for all New Zealanders and Simon Aimer, nzoom Managing Director says the “Site of the Year” award demonstrates nzoom.com’s success with this goal.

“nzoom.com has an enormous breadth and depth of information all aimed at New Zealand users. nzoom.com sections include: News, Weather, Sport, Business, Technology, Entertainment, Travel, Home & Garden, Television, Horoscopes, and much more.

“nzoom.com also has other internet applications and services with new exciting content and services due to launch shortly. nzoom.com’s content is updated 16 hours a day 7 days a week.”

nzoom.com launched in March 2000 and its unique audience has increased by 98% to October 2000. Page impressions have increased 88% to October 2000. (AC Nielsen NetRatings October Figures).

nzoom.com is the ninth most accessed New Zealand website in the AC Nielsen NetRatings October data and the only non-ISP media portal in the Top 10.

For more information please contact:

Kristin Dunne
Marketing Manager
nzoom.com
Mobile: 025 545 399
Phone: 09 916 7048
Email: kristin.dunne@nzoom.com

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